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High Power - Documentary on India's 1st Nuclear Power Plant (Tarapur)

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Cambridge Peace Commission has invited nuclear engineer-turned-environmentalist Pradeep Indulkar to show his film High Power on Thursday February 6 at 6:45 at the Cambridge Main Library , Community Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.

High Power, a 27-minute documentary about the health issues faced by residents of Tarapur, a town in Maharashtra, and home to the 50- year-old Tarapur nuclear power plant, recently won the Yellow Oscar in the short film category in the Rio de Janeiro leg of the Uranium Film Festival. “The government was showing a very rosy picture of Tarapur on TV, so a few of us thought of going there and interviewing the people...That material was very strong, people were talking from their heart, and instead of showing it on a news channel, I thought it could be made into a documentary,” says Indulkar.

After the film, Indulkar will describe the passionate anti-nuclear movement in India and their request for support from the global anti-nuclear movement, particularly from those countries whose nuclear industries are building plants in India.

Indulkar’s film tour in the western MA occurs at a time that the US has agreed to a deal in which India buys 6 nuclear power plants from Westinghouse – a boon for the industry that is going bust in the United States. India reprocesses nuclear power waste into nuclear weapons and, thus, more nuclear power translates into greater weapons capability. The US-India agreement will require that India accept liability in case of a nuclear accident, a tragic undermining of the post-Bhopal Indian law that placed liability on the shoulders of the industry selling the equipment.

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